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Brunanter People's Party
BPP logo
Abbrevation BPP
Chairperson Wilhelm Gent
Deputy chairperson Johan Lierten
Founded 2010
Ideology
Ideology Right-wing populism
National conservatism
Euroscepticism
Spectrum Right-wing
Brunanter politics
Close to CDU, CvB
Far from SLP, SD, YES
European affiliation MENF
MEPs
0 / 6
Reps
2 / 100
Sens
0 / 12
Municipal
3 / 331

The Brunanter People's Party (Dutch: Brunanter Volkspartij) is a major political party based in Brunant, supporting right-wing populism, national conservatism and euroscepticism. Currently, the BPP controls two seats in the House of Representatives. The party leader is Wilhelm Gent, since 2010.

HistoryEdit

The BPP was founded in 2010 by political independents and defectors from other parties, including the Christian Democratic Union, Free Liberal Party, and Centre Democrats, looking to found a party based on the rights of the people while also retaining a nationalist and conservative ideology. The party has maintained opposition to the use of the Euro and Brunant's membership of the European Union, which has allowed it to get traction among some voters. The party has never been in government, but says that it aims to do so soon. After the 2013 general election, deputy leader Johan Lierten was elected to the House of Representatives. Following the 2017 general election, the party won two seats, with Lierten returning to congress, and Gent winning a seat.

The party has often been compared unfavorably to the Brunant Conservatives, but the BPP tends to oppose the heavily free market oriented plans of CvB, instead favoring a maintenance of the current social safety net, and tends to have a more positive view on religion, with more socially conservative viewpoints than BC, causing it to attract more religious conservative voters. However, the party has struggled to gain a large representation in the Brunanter parliament, unlike similar parties in Europe, perhaps due to the presence of Christian Democratic Union, which has for the most part successfully held its traditional base due to its more conservative viewpoints compared to similar European parties.

Notable membersEdit

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